Herzl’s Vision: Theodor Herzl and the Foundation of the Jewish State by Shlomo Avineri

Herzl's Vision: Theodor Herzl and the Foundation of the Jewish State by Shlomo Avineri

Herzl's Vision: Theodor Herzl and the Foundation of the Jewish State by Shlomo AvineriThe book at Amazon and on Kindle

In this biography, Shlomo Avineri portraits Theodor Herzl’s intellectual and spiritual odyssey from a private and marginal individual into a Jewish political leader and shows how it was the political crisis of the Austro-Hungarian Habsburg Empire, torn apart by contending national movements, which convinced Herzl of the need for a Jewish polity. Drawing extensively on Herzl’s diaries as well as his published works, Avineri tells the story of how Herzl became, with the Zionist movement that he founded, a player in international politics, and how he harnessed the power of the word to his goals as no other statesman before him had done. Combining a visionary idea with practical action, Theodor Herzl fashioned the policies and institutions that paved the way for the Jewish state.

Source: Jewish Book Council

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